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Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

UTHSC Academic Office

Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
Germantown Office Building
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Suite 320
Germantown, Tennessee
TN 38138-1733

(901) 347-8331
(901) 347-8188 fax
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Updated information is at
UTMG 2006

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HYSTEROSALPINGOGRAM
(HSG)

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A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an x-ray of the uterus, tubes and peritoneal cavity.  The uterine part of the x-ray checks for scarring, polyps and fibroids.  The tubal part checks for internal damage to the tubes or for blockage at the ends.  The peritoneal part checks to be sure the dye leaves the tube and flows freely around the ovary and bowel.

The two major problems with this test are cramps and infection.  A combination of antibiotics and pain medication can help control these.  The pain medication are commonly both ibuprofen 600 mg and light narcotics such as propoxyphene, hydrocodone or other similar medication.

Please carry water and both medications with you to the x-ray department.  Take the Ibuprofen as you get there and the other medication as you start changing clothes.

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Call when your period (menses) begins.

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We plan to do the x-ray about day 6 to 10 of the cycle.

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 Consider using antibiotics starting 1 day before the x-ray.

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Carry a bottle of water with you along with ibuprofen and other pain medication.

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Take the ibuprofen 600 mg when you check in.

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Take the other pain medication before you change clothes for the procedure.

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